Amanda Bynes Update: Conservatorship Won't Be Reinstated Amid Psychotic Episode, Parents Say
After shocking the world with yesterday's news, TMZ's sources are back with an update on Amanda Bynes. On Sunday (March 20), the former child star was found wandering around Los Angeles completely nude, reportedly coming down from a psychotic break. During her time out in the city, she apparently flagged down a car passing by, sharing her tragic story with the driver. After calling 911, the actress went to a nearby police station. A mental health team felt that a 5150 psychiatric hold is the best course of action in this situation.
Typically, someone on a 5150 would be in custody for 72 hours, though the timeline can be extended. As of yesterday, insiders confirmed that Bynes will likely spend a few days getting the help she needs for her struggles. Up until just last year, the 36-year-old was actually under a conservatorship, similar to Britney Spears, though she and her family felt as though she had made enough progress to regain control of her life in 2022.
Future Plans for Amanda Bynes
Upon hearing the latest headlines about Bynes, concerned fans are wondering if her parents, Lynn and Rick, will be reinstating the previous court agreement. According to a source with direct knowledge who spoke with TMZ, there are no such plans at this time. The starlet's parents are "deeply concerned about their daughter's well-being and health," but don't want to take extreme measures just yet. From the sounds of things, her willingness to contact authorities on her own after coming back to herself naked in downtown Los Angeles proves that she's self-aware enough to maintain her freedom for now.
Since her conservatorship came to an end, Amanda Bynes has mostly been taking positive steps forward in her life. She's been living independently in her own home and has even been pursuing a new career as a cosmetologist by taking classes at a school in her area. Fingers crossed we see the Californian back on her feet and in control of her life in no time. Make sure to check back later for more pop culture news updates.